Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake Photos

Posted on January 9, 2009  Comments (1)

Yellow flower on Antelope Island

I have posted photos from the first day of my Utah trip: Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City. The Great Salt Lake is

  • The largest U.S. lake west of the Mississippi River
  • The 4th largest terminal lake (no outlet) in the world
  • A remnant of Lake Bonneville, a prehistoric freshwater lake that was 10 times larger than Great Salt Lake
  • About 75 miles long, and 28 miles wide, and covers 1,700 square miles – it fluctuates in size during the year and over the years
  • Has a maximum depth of about 35 feet
  • Typically 3 to 5 times saltier than the ocean
  • Fish free, the largest aquatic critters are brine shrimp and brine flies
  • One of the largest migratory bird magnets in Western North America
  • Related: Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Ohio PhotosGrand Teton National ParkScientists Search for Clues To Bee MysteryResearchers Learn What Sparks Plant Growth

    One Response to “Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake Photos”

    1. Tracy
      January 12th, 2009 @ 6:46 am

      This photo (loved the bees) really reminds me of death valley somehow. I love these photo that capture nature…

    Leave a Reply